Turkish military launches anti-IS campaign in Syria
Aug.14, Ankara: The Turkish military has launched an operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, according to the officials.
Turkish government has said that its special forces inside Syria were supported by US-led coalition air strikes. The operation comes as Syrian rebels backed by Turkey prepare to launch an assault on the town.
Turkey has vowed to "completely cleanse" IS militants from its border region. "The Turkish Armed Forces and the International Coalition Air Forces have launched a military operation aimed at clearing the district of Jarablus of the province of Aleppo from the terrorist organisation Daesh," said a statement from the Turkish prime minister's office, using another term for IS.
It blames IS for a bomb attack that killed dozens of people in the south of the country at the weekend.
The Oslo Times International News Network